If you’ve ever played an online multiplayer game there’s a chance you’ve encountered a toxic player. Someone whose goal is to make the entire match a tormenting experience and developers are taking notice of this issue. With Ubisoft changing their policies on online etiquette in Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch’s development team scanning social media for toxic players. Now some of the top gaming companies have banded together to combat toxic players.

Called the Fair Play Alliance the cross-industry initiative states their goal is to ensure a healthy community within online gaming.

“The Fair Play Alliance is a coalition of gaming professionals and companies committed to developing quality games. We provide an open forum for the games industry to collaborate on research and best practices that encourage fair play and healthy communities in online gaming. We envision a world where games are free of harassment, discrimination, and abuse, and where players can express themselves through play.”

Companies in support of the Fair Play Alliance include:

  • Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  • CCPGames
  • Corillian
  • Discord Inc.
  • Epic Games, Inc.
  • Flaregames
  • Huuuge Games
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kabam
  • Kefir
  • Ker-Chunk Games
  • Mixer
  • Owlchemy Labs
  • Playrix
  • Radial Games
  • Riot Games
  • Roblox Corporation
  • Rovio Entertainment Corp.
  • Space Ape Games
  • Spirit AI, Ltd.
  • Supercell
  • Two Hat
  • Twitch
  • Unity Technologies
  • Xbox

This is excellent step forward in ensuring a safe experience when gaming. As gaming culture grows establishing a series of rules that also takes into consideration different cultures around the world isn’t easy. Hopefully through the collecting of data from various sources will foster positive steps forward in the growing issue of toxic gamers.

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